LATHAM — The East Tartans brought their bats with them in their road trip to Latham on Thursday in an SOC I makeup game, totaling 19 hits and scoring a season-high 18 runs — besting host Western 18-5 in five innings for their first win of the season.
The win is also the first victory for first year head coach Alexander Alley and comes in a league win, improving the Tartans’ mark on the season to 1-7 (1-4 SOC I).
Trailing the Indians 4-3 entering the fourth inning, East would go on to out-score the Indians 15-1 in the final two innings of play, including scoring 11 runs in the decisive fifth frame.
Six different Tartans had multi-hit days, including junior Kevin Billings who went a perfect 4-of-4 at the plate.
Sophomore Ethan Rase went 4-of-5 at the plate and scored three runs while fellow sophomore Landehn Pernell went 3-of-4 and scored a pair of runs.
Freshman Cameron Justice went 2-of-3 hitting with a pair of drawn walks, scoring a game-high four runs for the Tartans in every scenario which he reached base.
Brandon Winston and Carter Roe each went 2-of-4 at the plate with Winston connecting on a double in the second inning.
Tartans senior Kyle Winston and freshman Chris Escamilla had a hit a piece as part of East’s 19-hit effort in the win.
Kyle Winston also earned the win on the mound, allowing seven hits, one earned run and one walks and striking out eight Indian hitters on 72 pitches.
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